Posted 2/14/2011 2:56 PM (GMT -7)
Pebbles....as SE mentioned, please keep a very close eye on this one. Pneumonia is nothing to play with and can get out of hand very quickly. I hope they gave you some monster antibiotics to go with the cough meds. I know you went to the ER, but I'd still follow-up with my Dr asap. ER docs are just for "right now" and you may need more meds or more serious meds than they gave you. Please don't let yourself get too dehydrated or too sick before checking with the Dr.
Ok....so my weekly checkin. Today was very strange with the strange foot thing (which is feeling much better now, but still hurts pretty bad). I found my orthotics (sp?) that I had from so many years ago and put them in my crocs. They seemed to help some, but I dread the stiffness that will come from overnight stillness.
The new bladder test was surprisingly pretty easy. It turned out to be a series of x-rays with a great deal of contrast (like they use for CT contrast). The techs were very good and amazingly they found the vein the first time...yaaaaa!! The back was pretty much killing me before they finished, but the test was good and the results will be read by a good radiologist and sent to the urogynocologist who is doing the new surgery. I think it was very wise for this new surgeon to have this test done and think it should be standard for anyone considering a bladder surgery. It shows the fluid (contrast) from its entrance into the kidneys and exactly how and where it progresses through all the tubes and into the bladder. It will show any leaks inside or fistuals. After a lot of x-rays, they have you emply the bladder and do a couple more to show how much of the contrast was left remaining.
Then it was on to the pharmacy, where the screwed up my meds pretty badly, but we got most of them straight and should be OK with the rest for the month. They really are a nice group of people.
On the home front, the addition is moving along, but I had a major run in with the brick layer yesterday. After getting a very clear understanding.....he is here to finish today to my satisfaction and then he will get paid....then and only then!!! I dispise men who treat women like they are stupid just because they are female. He understands this now.
All I can say about the pain is thank God for my meds right now!!
I hope the rest of the week will be easier and more pleasant. I really don't like confrontation, but I will deal with whatever comes my way.
I hope everyone has a wonderful, pain free week :)
Failed fusion L5-S1, Pituatary damage, HGH Def, Fibro, Bladder surgery failure, Nissen Failure, GERD, OCPD, GAD, MDD, CTS (Bilateral Surgery completed), CFS, TMJ, Migraines, Vit D, A, Magnesium deficiency, Pre-glaucomic (sp?), HBP, Idiopatic Reactive Hypoglycemia, Edema, too many Drug/Food allergies, sensitivites, and current meds to list.